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2018 Stagiaires

AG2R

Geoffrey Bouchard, Clément Champoussin, Nicolas Prodhomme

Androni Giocattoli

Seid Lizde, Mattia Viel

Astana

Jonas Gregaard

Bahrain-Merida

Andrea Garosio, Maxim Pirard, Stephen Williams

BMC

Alex Evans, Freddy Ovett

Bora-hansgrohe

Johannes Schinnagel

Burgos-BH

Angel Fuentes, Gabriel Pons

Cofidis

Emmanuel Morin, Antonio Puppio, Anders Skaarseth

Delko Marseille

Alessandro Fedeli, Robin Meyer, Rémy Rochas

Dimension Data

Kent Main, Matteo Sobrero, Conner Swift

Direct Energie

Marlon Gaillard, Clément Orceau, David Rivière

EF Education First

Cyrus Monk, José Neves, James Whelan

Gazprom-RusVelo

Vladislav Kulikov, Alexandr Kulikovskiy, Denis Nekrasov

Groupama-FDJ

Alexys Brunel, Clément Davy, Jimmy Raibaud

Fortuneo-Samsic

Thibault Guernalec, Karl-Patrick Lauk, Florentin Lecamus-Lambert

Israel Cycling Academy

Matteo Badilatti, Clement Carisey, Itamar Einhorn

LottoNL-Jumbo

Jan Maas

Lotto-Soudal

Stan Dewulf, Gerben Thijssen, Brent Van Moer

Katusha-Alpecin

Kenny Nijssen Dmitry Strakhov

Mitchelton-Scott

Brayan Chaves, Sun Xiaolong

Nippo-Vini Fantini

Miguel Angel Reyes

Novo Nordisk

Oliver Behringer, Declan Irvine

Quick-Step Floors

Mikkel Honoré, Barnabás Peák

Roompot

Kevin Inkelaar

Sky

Mark Donovan, Ethan Hayter

Sunweb

Cees Bol, Nils Eekhoff, Max Kanter

Trek-Segafredo

Matteo Moschetti, Michel Ries

UAE Team Emirates

Andrea Bagioli, Allesandro Covi, Nicolas Tivani

Veranda’s Willems-Crelan

Luuc Bugter, Gil D’Heygere, Guillaume Seye

Vital Concept

Maxime Chevalier, Gaëtan Lemoine

Wanty-Groupe Gobert

Alfdan De Decker, Pierre Goebeert

WB Veranclassic Aqua Protect

Kenny Molly, Lionel Taminiaux, Tom Wirtgen

Willier Triestina

Moreno Marchetti, Maxence Moncassin, Nicholas Rinaldi

2018/2019 Transfer Rumours

Androni Giocattoli

Leonardo Fedrigo

AG2R

Jaakko Hänninen

Astana

Mikel Landa

Bahrain-Merida

Mark Cavendish, Bernhard Eisel, Richard Holec

Bora-hansgrohe

Bauke Mollema, Maximilian Johannes Schinnagel

CCC

Laurens De Vreese, Sebastian Henao, Rafal Majka, Pawel Poljanski, Filippo Pozzato, Michal Schlegel

Cofidis

Alexis Gougeard, Eliot Lietaer, Jonas Rickaert

Deceuninck – Quick-Step

Joao Almeida, Edvald Boasson Hagen, Alessandro De Marchi

Dimension Data

Alessandro De Marchi, Michael Schär

EF Education First

Alessandro De Marchi

Jumbo-Visma

Shane Archbold

Katusha-Alpecin

Anatoliy Budyak

Lotto-Soudal

Luka Mezgec, Gerben Thijssen

Mitchelton-Scott

Patrick Bevin, Imanol Erviti

Roompot-Crelan

Quinten Hermans, Stijn Steels

Sky

Marc Soler

Sunweb

Joe Dombrowski

Trek-Segafredo

Piet Allegaert

UAE Team Emirates

Carlos Betancur, Nicolas Tivani

Vital Concept

Nacer Bouhanni

2019 World Tour Calendar

15.01-20.01 – Tour Down Under

27.01 – Cadel Evans Road Race

25.02-02.03 – UAE Tour

02.03 – Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

09.03 – Strade Bianche

10.03-17.03 – Paris-Nice

13.03-19.03 – Tirreno-Adriatico

23.03 – Milano-Sanremo

25.03-31.03 – Volta a Catalunya

29.03 – E3 Harelbeke

31.03 – Gent-Wevelgem

03.04 – Dwars door Vlaanderen

07.04 – Ronde van Vlaanderen

08.04-13.04 – Vuelta al Pais Vasco

14.04 – Paris-Roubaix

21.04 – Amstel Gold Race

24.04 – Flèche Wallonne

28.04 – Liège-Bastogne-Liège

30.04-05.05 – Tour de Romandie

01.05 – Eschborn-Frankfurt

11.05-02.06 – Giro d’Italia

12.05-18.05 – Tour of California

09.06-16.06 – Critérium du Dauphiné

15.06-23.06 – Tour de Suisse

06.07-28.07 – Tour de France

03.08 – Clasica San Sebastian

03.08-09.08 – Tour de Pologne

04.08 – RideLondon Classic

12.08-18.08 – BinckBank Tour

24.08-15.09 – Vuelta a España

25.08 – Cyclassics Hamburg

01.09 – Bretagne Classic – Ouest-France

13.09 – Grand Prix de Québec

15.09 – Grand Prix de Montréal

12.10 – Il Lombardia

15.10-20.10 – Tour of Guangxi

22.10-27.10 – Tour of Turkey

A short history of the Tour de France pavé stages (past 38 years)

Year Stage First Second Third Yellow jersey before the stage Yellow jersey after the stage
1980 Liège – Lille Bernard Hinault Hennie Kuiper Ludo Delcroix Rudy Pevenage Rudy Pevenage
1980 Lille – Compiègne Jean-Louis Gauthier Gery Verlinden Bernard Bourreau Rudy Pevenage Rudy Pevenage
1983 Valenciennes – Roubaix Rudy Matthijs Kim Andersen Pascal Poisson Jean-Louis Gauthier Kim Andersen
1985 Neufchâtel-en-Bray – Roubaix Henri Manders Sean Kelly Phil Anderson Kim Andersen Kim Andersen
2004 Waterloo – Wasquehal Jean-Patrick Nazon Erik Zabel Robbie McEwen Thor Hushovd Robbie McEwen
2010 Wanze – Arenberg-Porte du Hainaut Thor Hushovd Geraint Thomas Cadel Evans Sylvain Chavanel Fabian Cancellara
2014 Ypres – Arenberg Porte du Hainaut Lars Boom Jakob Fuglsang Vincenzo Nibali Vincenzo Nibali Vincenzo Nibali
2015 Seraing – Cambrai Tony Martin John Degenkolb Peter Sagan Chris Froome Tony Martin
2018 Arras – Roubaix John Degenkolb Greg Van Avermaet Yves Lampaert Greg Van Avermaet Greg Van Avermaet

 

2018 Tour de France Roadbook

2018 Tour de France Roadbook

2018 Tour de France

Stage 1 – Noirmoutier-en-l’Île – Fontenay-le-Comte – 201km (July 7)

TdF 2018 Stage 1

Stage 2 – Mouilleron-Saint-Germain – La Roche-sur-Yon – 182.5 km (July 8)

TdF 2018 Stage 2

Stage 3 – Cholet – Cholet – 35.5 km  (July 9)

TdF 2018 Stage 3

Stage 4 – La Baule – Sarzeau – 195 km  (July 10)

TdF 2018 Stage 4

Stage 5 – Lorient – Quimper– 204.5 km (July 11)

TdF 2018 Stage 5

Stage 6 – Brest – Mûr de Bretagne – 181km  (July 12)

TdF 2018 Stage 6

Stage 7 – Fougères – Chartres – 231 km (July 13)

TdF 2018 Stage 7

Stage 8 – Dreux – Amiens – 181 km (July 14)

TdF 2018 Stage 8

Stage 9 – Arras – Roubaix – 156.5 km (July 15)

TdF 2018 Stage 9

Stage 10 – Annecy – Le Grand-Bornand – 158.5 km (July 17)

TdF 2018 Stage 10

Stage 11 – Albertville – La Rosière – 108.5km (July 18)

TdF 2018 Stage 11

Stage 12 – Bourg-Saint-Maurice – Alpe d’Huez – 175.5km (July 19)

TdF 2018 Stage 12

Stage 13 – Bourg d’Oisans – Valence – 169.5 km (July 20)

TdF 2018 Stage 13

Stage 14 – Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux – Mende – 188km  (July 21)

TdF 2018 Stage 14

Stage 15 – Millau – Carcassonne – 181.5 km (July 22)

TdF 2018 Stage 15

Stage 16 – Carcassonne – Bagnères-de-Luchon – 218 km (July 24)

TdF 2018 Stage 16

Stage 17 – Bagnères-de-Luchon – Saint-Lary-Soulan – 65 km (July 25)

TdF 2018 Stage 17

Stage 18 – Trie-sur-Baïse – Pau – 171 km (July 26)

TdF 2018 Stage 18

Stage 19 – Lourdes – Laruns – 200.5 km (July 27)

TdF 2018 Stage 19

Stage 20 – Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle – Espelette – 31 km (July 28)

TdF 2018 Stage 20

Stage 21 – Houilles – Paris Champs-Élysées – 116 km  (July 29)

TdF 2018 Stage 21

2018 Giro d’Italia Roadbook

2018 Giro d’Italia Roadbook

2018 Paris-Roubaix cobblestone sectors

No. Name Kilometers into the race Length Rating
29 Troisvilles 93.5 2200 m ***
28 Briastre 100 3000 m ***
27 Saint-Python 109 1500 m ***
26 Quiévy 111.5 3700 m ****
25 Saint-Vaast 119 1500 m ***
24 Verchain-Maugré 130 1200 m **
23 Quérénaing 134.5 1600 m ***
22 Maing 137.5 2500 m ***
21 Monchaux-sur-Ecaillon 140.5 1600 m ***
20 Haveluy 153.5 2500 m ****
19 Trouée d’Arenberg 162 2400 m *****
18 Hélesmes 168 1600 m ***
17 Wandignies 174.5 3700 m ****
16 Brillon 182 2400 m ***
15 Sars-et-Rosières 185.5 2400 m ****
14 Beuvry-la-Forêt 189 1400 m ***
13 Orchies 197 1700 m ***
12 Bersée 203 2700 m ****
11 Mons-en-Pévèle 208.5 3000 m *****
10 Avelin 214.5 700 m **
9 Ennevelin 218 1400 m ***
8 Templeuve – L’Epinette 223.5 200 m *
8 Templeuve – Moulin de Vertain 224 500 m **
7 Cysoing 230.5 1300 m ***
6 Bourghelles 233 1100 m ***
5 Camphin-en-Pévèle 237.5 1800 m ****
4 Carrefour de l’Arbre 240 2100 m *****
3 Gruson 242.5 1100 m **
2 Hem 249 1400 m ***
1 Roubaix 256 300 m *

Ronde van Vlaanderen Stats

Historical stats

– First ever rider to take the victory was Paul Deman, back in 1913, when he needed 12 hours, 3 minutes and 10 seconds to complete the 324 km-long course

– Six riders share the record for the most wins (3): Tom Boonen, Achiel Buysse, Fabian Cancellara, Eric Leman, Fiorenzo Magni and Johan Museeuw

– Belgium leads in the nations standings, with no less than 69 victories

– Other countries to have a winner are Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Slovakia, Switzerland and United Kingdom

– Five of the 100 editions didn’t have a Belgian rider on the podium: 1951, 1961, 1981, 1997 and 2001

– Briek Schotte and Johan Museeuw share the record for the most podiums: 8

– The legendary Briek Schotte is also the rider with the most starts (20 in a row) and the most finishes (16), but the latter record is shared with Frederic Guesdon

– Youngest ever winner is Rik Van Steenbergen, 19 years and 206 days (1944); oldest one is Andrei Tchmil, 37 years and 71 days (2000)

– 1920 – when Jules Van Hevel notched the win – saw the lowest average speed: 26,105 km/h

– Highest average speed – 43,576 km/h – was recorded in 2001

– The first edition was also the longest one: 324 kilometers

– First ever hill to feature on the course was the Tiegemberg, back in 1919

– Only once throughout history De Ronde had less than 200 kilometers, in 1941 (198 de kilometers), when Achiel Buysse won the race for the second time

– Five reigning world champions racked up a victory in De Ronde: Louison Bobet (1955), Rik Van Looy (1962), Eddy Merckx (1975), Tom Boonen (2006) and Peter Sagan (2016)

– 1919 saw the largest winning margin: 14 minutes between Henri Van Lerberghe and Lucien Buysee

– The only cyclist to take three wins in a row is Fiorenzo Magni (1949-1951)

– Five riders have won the amateur, as well as the pro Ronde van Vlaanderen: Roger Decock, Edward Sels, Eric Vanderaerden, Edwig van Hooydonck and Nick Nuyens

– Last Grand Tour champion to take the victory here was Gianni Bugno, in 1994

– Gent is the only city that has hosted both the start and the finish of the race

– 1944 was the last year in which the Tour of Flanders ended on the velodrome

– In 1984, only Phil Anderson and Jan Raas made it to the top of the Koppenberg without walking, the main reason for the ordeal the riders had to endure being the deteriorating state of the cobbles

– First cyclist to ride over the Muur was Fiorenzo Magni, in 1950

– The last rider to win from a day-long breakaway was Jacky Durand, in 1992

2018 stats

– 25 teams (18 World Tour and 7 Pro Continental) will be at the start of the 102nd edition

– Of these, Roompot, Sport Vlaanderen-Baloise, Verandas Willems-Crelan and Wanty-Groupe Gobert are winless this season

– 26 nations will have at least one representant in the peloton, with Belgium providing the most riders, 45

– Youngest competitor in the race is Julien Mortier (20 years), while the oldest one is Mathew Hayman (39 years)

– Four former winners will line up at the start: Stijn Devolder, Philippe Gilbert, Alexander Kristoff and Peter Sagan

– Pascal Eenkhorn, Jeremy Lecroq, Julien Mortier, Patrick Muller, Jan-willem Van Schip are the five neo-pros who’ll make their Monument debut at De Ronde

– Of the riders at the start, Stijn Devolder has the most participations: 17, including the one of this year

– The peloton of De Ronde van Vlaanderen have won a combined total of 4 Grand Tours, 19 Monuments, 9 world titles and over 90 Grand Tour stages

Milano-Sanremo Stats

Historical stats

– “La Primavera” was first raced in 1907, when Lucien Petit-Breton took the victory

– The only time the race has not been held was due to war, in 1916, 1944 and 1945

– The inaugural edition had 33 riders at the start, only 14 of them completing the event

– Eddy Merckx holds the record for the most wins, seven, between 1966 and 1976

– The team with the most victories in the race is Bianchi – 17; first came in 1907, last one in 1974

– Italy leads the nations standings with 50 successes over the years, the last of which came in 2006

– Six-time winner of Milano-Sanremo, Costante Girardengo has the most podiums, 11

– Italian cyclists have taken the first three positions 34 times

– Longest winless streak of the home riders was between 1954 and 1970

– Youngest winner is Ugo Agostoni, 20 years and 252 days (1914); oldest one is Andrei Tchmil, 36 years and 57 days (1999)

– Wladimiro Panizza has the most starts in “La Primavera”, 18

– Four riders have won Milano-Sanremo while wearing the rainbow jersey: Alfredo Binda (1931), Eddy Merckx (1972, 1975), Felice Gimondi (1974) and Giuseppe Saronni (1983)

– The only winners from outside of Europe are Australia’s Matthew Goss and Simon Gerrans

– Sean Kelly is the last Grand Tour champion victorious in Milano-Sanremo (1992)

– Throughout history, the maximum distance of the race has never exceeded 298 kilometers

– The last year to witness a winner from a day-long breakaway was 1982, when Marc Gomez was part of a 20-man escape

– Gino Bartali holds the record for the longest time span between the first and last victory: 11 years

– Poggio was introduced on the course in 1960, when Gastone Nencini was the first rider at the top of the climb, while Cipressa featured for the first time in 1982

– Highest average speed was recorded in 1990: 45,806 km/h

– In 1909, the first bike change was allowed by the organisers

– 1954 is the year in which the race was shown live on television for the first time

– Biggest gap between first and second came in 1910, when Eugene Christophe got to the line 61 minutes ahead of Giovanni Cocchi

– Milano-Sanremo is the only Monument which hasn’t been won three years in a row by the same rider

2018 stats

– 25 teams (18 World Tour and 7 Pro Continental) will be at the start of the 108th edition

– Of these, Gazprom-RusVelo, Israel Cycling Academy, Nippo-Vini Fantini and Novo Nordisk are winless in 2018

– 31 nations will have at least one cyclist in the peloton, with Italy providing the most riders, 46

– Youngest rider in the race is Stepan Kurianov (21 years), while oldest one is Svein Tuft (40 years)

– Five former winners will line-up at the start: Mark Cavendish, Arnaud Démare, Alexander Kristoff, Michal Kwiatkowski and Filippo Pozzato

– Sam Brand, Giovanni Carboni, Nicolay Cherkasov, Damiano Cima, Evgeny Kobernyak, Stepan Kurianov, Jacopo Mosca, Marco Tizza and Aleksandr Vlasov are the nine neo-pros to make their debut in a Monument at “La Primavera”

– Of the riders at the start, Filippo Pozzato has the most participations: 15, including the one of this year

– Same Pozzato is the active rider with the most Monument starts: 48

– 4382 days have passed since the last triumph of the host nation

– The riders in Milano-Sanremo have won a combined total of 14 Monuments, 5 World Titles, 5 Grand Tours and more than 180 Grand Tour stages

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